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Anthony DeCurtis

Anthony DeCurtis

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Anthony DeCurtis is a contributing editor for Rolling Stone and the author of the critically acclaimed 2017 book "Lou Reed: A Life." He also co-wrote Clive Davis's autobiography, "The Soundtrack of My Life," which was a New York Times best-seller. Anthony won a Grammy in the "Best Album Notes" category for his essay accompanying the Eric Clapton box set, "Crossroads." He holds a Ph.D. in American literature and is a Distinguished Lecturer in the creative writing program at the University of Pennsylvania. He lives in New York City.

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I’ve written about popular music for nearly forty years, and performance is perhaps the subject that excites me most about it. I’ve always been fascinated by the transformation that occurs when someone takes that last magical step onto the

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Falling in love with love is falling for make believe I remember hearing those haunting lyrics from the Rodgers and Hart classic “Falling In Love With Love” as I played on the kitchen floor of my parents’ Manhattan

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On his 1967 album Axis: Bold As Love, Jimi Hendrix wondered what would happen “if 6 turned out to be 9.” The mystical implications of those digits (both are multiples of the magic number 3) would not have been

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Last November, Billie Eilish incited a twitter-storm when she appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and

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